Good beeswax lip balms are made with a soothing vegetable oil, such as olive, coconut, sunflower, safflower, premium yellow beeswax, and water processed essential oils or natural flavorings and possibly natural colorings. That's it!
Any other ingredients are usually fillers and possibly natural known skin irritants, like alcohols and limonene. If you put a lip balm on your lips and you feel as if all of the moisture has been sucked out of your lips, masked by cooling peppermint, you have just put a skin irritant on your lips. This is an advertising tactic to get you to purchase more lip balm.
I love bees and their gift of beeswax. Bees are mathematicians, calculating the magic of the universe.
The worker bees (females) collect pollen all day, while the drones (males) keep the hive clean and operating smoothly for the queen. Premium beeswax is the extra wax that is delicately harvested, leaving the hive undisturbed. It is carefully and minimally processed to keep as much of its beneficial nutrients as possible. This includes leaving its natural, intoxicating honey perfume intact. You can always spot excellent beeswax by its brilliant yellow color and perfume. This is what we use for our lip balm at Ithaca Soap and LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm.
Pollen is the only protein source for the bees. They need this to make more baby bees. Without pollen, they can't replace themselves in their short 6 week life. It's all about the hive for bees. So very different than an individual mindset.
Beeswax does come in other colors:
Read about how to use LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm as a great hair conditioner here. Great for all hair lengths.
LiXTiK Beeswax Lip Balm and LiX Lotion Stik are wonderfully hydrating for your skin and lips.
For 3 years, we had bee hives on our property. I totally loved them. They made the 5 acre field behind our house hum. When they made honey, the whole place was heavily perfumed. They made honey 2 times a season. Once with the Queen Anne's Lace, and again with goldenrod. The 2 had different perfumes and very different colored honey.
Occasionally they swarmed! One time, I was in the middle of dyeing some wool in the studio, which was in the greenhouse that summer. The greenhouse was between the hives and the house.
I would time the dye bath cooking, and go between my office and the greenhouse. The day they swarmed, I came into the office from the greenhouse. By the time I went back out there were something like 3,000 bees in front to and inside the greenhouse. The swarm was 15 feet tall. It was magnificent!
My wool was cooking. If I didn't stir it and check the temp, the wool and natural plant dyes could easily be ruined. I ran around to the back of the house and put on my rain jacket, hood up, front zipped. Then I ran back to and into the greenhouse. As I stirred my wool and checked the temp., the bees buzzed and flew around. Only a few bounced into my jacket.
When they swarm, usually it signifies that a new queen was born and she and her workers and drones are ready to move out. Only 1 queen to a hive. Paul, our beekeeper, was new at beekeeping and didn't have any extra hive boxes at our house. So the bees were discussing where to set up a new hive.
After many hours of discussion in that big buzzing mass of bees in front of my house, they flew away to a tree in my hedgerow.
Here is link a piece of wool art I created after the first time I witnessed a swarm.
In addition to excellent skin care, beeswax is good for so many things.
This very short list is only naming a few things beeswax is good for.
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Leave your lips moist and smooth for many hours. Soothes severely chapped lips.
Choose from 8 LiXTiK Beeswax flavors/scents. Ingredients: Organic coconut and sunflower oils, premium beeswax, 100% pure essential oils
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Choose from Lavender, Peppermint, Clementine, Apple, Rosemary, Clove Spice, Vanilla, Unscented (naturally beeswax sweet)
Our wonderfully luxurious beeswax lip balms leave lips moist and smooth for many hours. Not at all greasy. Great for severely chapped lips.
Ingredients: Organic coconut and organic sunflower oils, bees wax, 100% pure essential oils. That's it!
Our lip balm tubes are USA made free from cfc's and bleach. All labels and boxes are manufactured in NYS, and the boxes are pre-consumer recycled waste. Located minutes from Ithaca, NY, LiXTiK Lip Balm is operated by 17CS, Ltd. , which is a family run business.
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